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Diet & Fitness Q&A


Discovery Health's medical experts answer common questions about diet and fitness:

Q: I've been repeatedly told to "get more exercise," but what does this mean?

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Q: I've heard the term BMI used for describing how fat a person is. What is it?

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Q: I have recently started lifting weights and some of the people at my gym use creatine. Does it work and is it safe?

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Q: What can I do to tone my thighs?

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Q: What is the difference between "refined" and "unrefined" carbohydrates and is it that significant?

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Q: How often should I work out?

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Q: How any grams of protein should a person consume daily? If you have lost muscle over a long period of time because of yo-yo dieting, should you consume more for a short period until you have regained your muscle tone?

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Q: Can the ab machines sold on TV really get rid of "love handles"?

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